Formula One comes (back) to the US
November 16, 2012 12:35 PM Subscribe
posted by ninjew (68 comments total)
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After a 5 year absence
, construction delays
, and rumors of cancellation
, Formula 1
is back to a permanent home in Austin, Texas this weekend.Circuit of the Americas
is a brand new, purpose built track that was just dirt only one year ago
NYT: Bringing an F1 Vibe to a Counterculture City
NBC: Is Sunday's F1 Race Weird Enough for Austin, Texas
In this environmentally-conscious college town of 800,000, where the bumper stickers say "Keep Austin Weird" and there are no professional sports teams, there is widespread opposition to the Formula One race..
..Some skeptics have come around, embracing the race and the sleek parties that come with it, while others are still shaking their heads over fears of clogged streets, noisy helicopter traffic and a negative impact on the environment, all for a ritzy event they say is simply un-Austin..
Holy Shit The Austin F1 Grand Prix Is Really Happening
Could it really be? F1 in America? In Texas? After all the drama, the lawsuits, the work stoppages, the traffic. Are there really funny little foreign men in funny little cars racing around Elroy, Texas?
Watch David Coulthard of RedBull simulate a lap
A walking lap of the track